PD DAY CAMPS

PD Day Camp at the OHS is BARK! Oops, we mean BACK!

PD day camps are a great opportunity for children to visit the OHS, learn about animal welfare and have fun while interacting with animals. Each camp offers a unique opportunity to learn and explore a variety of animal welfare topics.

PD day camps include the following activities, structured around meal times throughout the day:

  • Welcome to the OHS presentation
  • Tour of the OHS, including our Shirley Kearns Memorial Adoption Centre
  • Cat Gallery visit
  • Small animal visit
  • Volunteer dog visit and/or dog walk*
  • Guest speakers
  • Educational lessons
  • Animal-themed crafts
  • Animal-themed games
  • Quiet free-play time

* Subject to availability of volunteer dogs.

All of our activities are geared towards teaching campers about animal care, handling and welfare. We try to have at least three 20-minute animal interactions every day, but that can sometimes vary depending on animal availability and behaviour. Our top priority is the well-being and safety of both the campers and our animals. We provide a fun, inclusive and safe learning environment for our campers, and one that is free of undue stress on the animals.

UPCOMING PD CAMP DATES:

  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Friday, November 25, 2022 *SOLD OUT*

Cost: $75 (extended care is free)

Location: The Ottawa Humane Society (245 West Hunt Club)

Capacity: Up to 30 campers

Camp Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended Care: Available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for free! Must be added on and selected upon registration.

Minimum Age Restriction: six years old.

Maximum Age Restriction: 10 years old.

Read the FAQ about the OHS camp experience!

Online registration immediately guarantees your child a space at camp. Payment is required upon registration.

Register now

To be placed on an interest list for PD Day Camps 2023, please register your contact information by selecting the “Interest List” button below. Choose the calendar date (March 31, 2023) and time (11:59 pm) and select “Book Now”.

Interest List Registration

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: To ensure the safety of OHS staff, volunteers, participants and animals, we ask that campers stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or live with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days. At this time, masking is not required for OHS programs, although children who feel more comfortable wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We are regularly monitoring public health regulations and will update our COVID-19 safety protocols if anything changes.

PD Day Camp Cancellation Policy: Refund requests received 7 days in advance of the scheduled camp program are eligible for a refund (a non-refundable $25 administration fee applies). Refund requests received within 7 days of the scheduled camp program are not eligible for a refund. Note: Full refunds will be issued in the event the OHS has to cancel a scheduled camp program.

For more information, email programs@ottawahumane.ca or call 613-725-3166 ext. 298.